Cave Creek Trail - Key Exchange Hike

Date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Mark Miller - markm50@yahoo.com, 623-640-5375
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: 13 mi ELEV GAIN: 2000 ft PACE: Fast

Email or call one of the co-leaders for meetup details to make sure this is the right hike for you and to be assigned to one of the two hiking groups.

One group will depart from the Spur Cross Trailhead in Cave Creek, heading northeastward along the Spur Cross and Cave Creek Trails toward the Seven Springs Recreation Area. The other group will start at Seven Springs and end up at Spur Cross with a key exchange occurring near the mid-point of the hike.

The route passes through beautiful riparian areas and canyons along Cave Creek with two rare crested saguaros along the way. The trail is often rocky and there are several stream crossings. Also, because of the key exchange logistics and the shortness of the day, the pace will be fast (2.8 to 3.0 mph moving average).

After the hike, we’ll reconvene at a restaurant in Cave Creek for dinner.

Cost to non-members is $5. No children or dogs please.